Category: Contractors

HMRC urged to reconsider large business compliance obligation

An example of an uncertain tax treatment is where a business believes that HMRC may not agree with their interpretation of the legislation, case law or guidance.

UK businesses are optimistic about Covid-19 recovery

A survey of more than 1,500 executives has been carried out to understand how businesses are responding to this ongoing period of unprecedented economic change.

Kickstart scheme welcomed, but more needs to be done

FSB: ‘As schools and colleges in England open their doors to pupils, many for first time in half a year, it’s critical now more than ever that every pupil is afforded the best possible opportunity to succeed and give them the tools to thrive in their adult and working lives’.

Tax hike unfair to the unsupported self-employed

IPSE: ‘If the government wants to avoid the country slumping further into recession, it must not squeeze this struggling and vital sector with unjust tax hikes’.

Employers urged to provide training for managers to support staff with drug and alcohol issues

The report highlights the need for employers to take a preventative and proactive approach to drug and alcohol misuse.

Government campaign for workplace return

CIPD: ‘The government’s drive for individuals to return to their workplace should not leave them feeling pressured or duty-bound to do so’.

UK economy shows green shoots as more people return to high street

FSB: “The green shoots of the economy are visible, but we cannot see these and become complacent, for some firms it will take many months and potentially years to fully recover from this crisis.”

Women and younger workers found to be most impacted by lockdown loneliness

Totaljobs: ‘We will spend around a quarter of our adult lives at work, and so knowing that we are surrounded by people who we can trust and whose company we enjoy can only have a positive impact on our wellbeing’.